A New Beginning

 On November 18, 2016 Central Synagogue of Nassau County and Reconstructionist Congregation Beth Emeth officially consolidated, following approval from The New York State Supreme Court.  This consolidation will facilitate what is intended to be a unique center for Progressive Judaism, under the direction of Rabbi Marc Gruber and Rabbi Elliot Skiddell. Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth (CSBE) will provide innovative religious, spiritual and cultural programming designed for congregants and community alike. CSBE will continue to reach out to and serve participants from across, Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn and beyond.

The video below tells the story of our congregation's journey as part of the Connected Congregations project, aninitiative of 
UJA-Federation with Darim Online.






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What's Happening This Week and Upcoming

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Friday nights at temple have never looked so good! Join us each week for Erev Shabbat services along with an alternative program. Whichever you choose, coming to Central - Beth Emeth on Friday evenings will nourish your soul and enliven your spirits. More Info . . .

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The Jewish Experience at CSBE 

Our tuition free Jewish Experience educational program offers educational opportunities for students from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. More Info . . .

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Our highly acclaimed Jacob's Ladder Early Childhood Center has many programs - from Mommy & Me to Preschool - to nurture your little ones and help them grow!  More Info . . .

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Tree of Life Yoga

Offered to students of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities, the Tree of Life Yoga program is open to congregational members AND non-members. More Info . .


Social Action

Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities toward fulfilling the mitzvot of tikkun olam (repairing the world).  More Info . . .


Song and Prayer

Music is an integral part of the worship experience at Central Synagogue - Beth Emeth . Click here to listen to the prayers and songs that we use regularly in our services. More Info . . .


Photo Gallery

Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue: our Mitzvah Day celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!  More Info . . .



Read more about what's going on in our synagogue and community.  More Info . . .

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04.28.2017 8:15 am - 10:00 am


04.28.2017 8:00 pm - 9:07 pm


04.28.2017 9:18 pm - 10:18 pm


04.29.2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am


04.29.2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


04.30.2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am


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Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth is a pioneer in discovering new ways to engage you spiritually.
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From Young Families Together to Freebirds, friends are always gathering at
Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth. 
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No matter how you define family, there's a place for yours at CSBE!
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Rabbis' Corner



What is the Secret to Forgiving Your Enemy from Newsday's Asking the Clergy ( Click Here) 

Another Victim of Gun ViolenceRabbi Marc Gruber (Click Here)

What are You looking For From Our Community? - Rabbi Elliot Skiddell (Click Here)

Thanksgiving and Inter-Faith Worship-Rabbi Marc Gruber (Click Here) 

The Message of Chanukah-Rabbi Elliot Skiddell ( Click Here)

Rosh Hashanah Sermon Day Two 5777 (Click Here)

Rosh Hashanah Sermon Day One 5777 (Click Here) 

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon 5777 (Click Here)

Changes are Easier in Community (Click Here)